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A Tribe Called Quest’s Style Is As of the Moment As It Is 90’s


For the first time in 18 years, the legendary 90’s rap group A Tribe Called Quest released a new album on Friday. We Got It From Here, Thank You 4 Your Service is allegedly the last album for Q-Tip, Ali Shaheed Muhammed, Jarobi White, and the late Phife Dawg, who passed this March — and its drop this week is a much-needed, truth-telling balm and rabble-rouser for a raw and divided nation. As we dive back into the life and minds of this Queens-based group, we should also take a moment to look back at their understated yet original 90’s style: light-washed Levis, Guess and Tommy Hilfiger sweatshirts, and bucket hats. It’s a look we still see today on the streets of New York, soemtimes fussily adapted and adopted by the Supreme and Stussy crowd — a brand that Tribe actually collaborated with last year. Check the looks, here.

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1991
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Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Phife Dawg and Q-Tip in 1991.

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Tommy Hilfiger and Q-Tip in 1994
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Tommy Hilfiger and A Tribe Called Quest’s Q-Tip at Tommy Hilfiger office in1994.

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1993
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Q Tip at Lollapalooza in 1993.

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1993
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Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Phife Dawg and Q-Tip in 1993.

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1993
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Ali Shaheed Muhammad

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1999
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Q-Tip

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Phife Dawg in 1990
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Phife Dawg

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Q-Tip in 1990
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Q-Tip performing in London.

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Jarobi White in 1990
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Jarobi White performing in London.

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1994
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Phife Dawg, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, and Q-Tip in 1994.

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1991
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Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Q-TIp and Phife Dawg in 1991.

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Q-Tip and Janet Jackson in 1999
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Q-Tip and Janet Jackson at the 1999 MTV Video Music Awards.

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1996
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Q-Tip at the Smokin Grooves Tour in 1996.